stud

stud1
/stud/, n., v., studded, studding, adj.
n.
1. a boss, knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, esp. as an ornament.
2. any of various buttonlike, usually ornamental objects, mounted on a shank that is passed through an article of clothing to fasten it: a collar stud.
3. any of a number of slender, upright members of wood, steel, etc., forming the frame of a wall or partition and covered with plasterwork, siding, etc.
4. any of various projecting pins, lugs, or the like, on machines or other implements.
5. Auto. any of a large number of small projecting lugs embedded in an automobile tire (studded tire) to improve traction on snowy or icy roads.
6. an earring consisting of a small, buttonlike ornament mounted on a metal post designed to pass through a pierced ear lobe.
7. Horol. the piece to which the fixed end of a hairspring is attached.
v.t.
8. to set with or as if with studs, bosses, or the like: The leather-covered door was studded with brass nails.
9. (of things) to be scattered over the expanse or surface of: Stars stud the sky.
10. to set or scatter (objects) at intervals over an expanse or surface: to stud raisins over a cake.
11. to furnish with or support by studs.
adj.
12. ornamented with rivets, nailheads, or other buttonlike, usually metallic objects: a stud belt.
[bef. 900; ME stude knob, post, OE studu post; c. MHG stud, ON stoth post]
stud2
/stud/, n.
1. a studhorse or stallion.
2. an establishment, as a farm, in which horses are kept for breeding.
3. a number of horses, usually for racing or hunting, bred or kept by one owner.
4. a male animal, as a bull or ram, kept for breeding.
5. a herd of animals kept for breeding.
6. Slang. a man, esp. one who is notably virile and sexually active.
7. Poker. See stud poker.
8. at or in stud, (of a male animal) offered for the purpose of breeding.
adj.
9. of, associated with, or pertaining to a studhorse or studhorses.
10. retained for breeding purposes.
[bef. 1000; 1920-25 for def. 6; ME; OE stod; c. ON stoth; akin to STAND]

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Synonyms:
, , / (for ornament), / (for a shirt-bosom)


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